In this course:

The inclusion of relief or locum DVMs has become more commonplace in veterinary medicine as the field continues to evolve and grow at an unparalleled rate. This has resulted in the evolution of the relief or locum credentialed veterinary technician. With the ever-increasing shortage of credentialed veterinary technicians, the demand for credentialed relief personnel promises to soar to new heights.

  • Job Description/Overview

  • Qualifications/To Start

  • Daily work- Clinical Skills, Interpersonal Skills, Daily Business and Scheduling

  • Pay/Compensation

Course curriculum

    1. Relief Support Personnel: See What You're Missing!

    2. Relief Support Personnel - Quiz

About this course

  • Free
  • 2 lessons
  • 1 hour of video content


Michelle Krasicki-Aune


Michelle graduated from North Dakota State University with a B.S. in Veterinary Technology and has an M.B.A., with an emphasis in Veterinary Medicine Management. She received her credentials as a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) in Minnesota in 2002. She is the founder, owner, and lead relief CVT for Vet Teams, LLC. She loves drawing on her more than 20 years of experience as a CVT to meet the challenges that relief work brings and loves all things related to boxer dogs. She volunteers on the Continuing Education committee for the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America and helps teach and train the veterinary community in Fear Free practices.